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5 Health & Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

Posted: December 12, 2019

If you are looking for a way to improve your health or get in better shape, you may not need to hit the gym. Instead, you should head to our martial arts school. Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s health.

1. Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Perhaps the greatest benefit of martial arts is improved heart health. Doctors generally recommend between 20 and 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 3 to 5 days per week.


School Safety and Bullying

Posted: November 19, 2019

School safety should be a right for all students alike. It’s up to you as a parent to teach your child about bullying. Empower your children with the facts and ways to stop bullies in their tracks.

Bullying is a serious problem that can a have long-term negative impact on the victim, the bully and the bystanders.  As a parent you have the power to make a difference by encouraging your children to treat others with kindness and making sure they are well-informed and know what to do if bullying occurs.

Whether at school, online, or on the bus, bullying is defined as unwanted aggressive behavior.  There are different types of bullying including: physical, verbal, social or cyber.  A child who is being a bully uses this power, whether it be physical strength or popularity to control or harm their target. 


Physical Activity and Children

Posted: November 14, 2019

Physical activity is not only essential for healthy growth and development, it is also important to learning and getting good grades in school.  Active kids are proven to get better grades, better sleep and have better attendance in school.    In the age of apps, tablets and streaming it can be difficult to keep these items out of your child’s hands and face without having a little scuffle about it. The sedentary lifestyle is increasing and so are child (and adult) health risks including obesity, diabetes and more.  We want our kids to be happy, but we also want them to be healthy and a sedentary lifestyle doesn’t just impact their physical health, but their mental health as well.   Studies have proven the link between physical and mental health and their ability to perform in school.  These studies are showing the link between physical activity and increased blood flow and how it helps the brain to perform.  Beyond that, exercise is an important social component for mental health.


Teach Your Child to Stay Safe

Posted: October 27, 2019

“Don’t talk to strangers” used to be the cure all to protect your child, but there are two sides to this.  If you child wants to make friends or is lost…they need to talk to a stranger.  Instead of creating an encompassing rule of “Don’t talk to strangers”.  Teach your children to learn who is safe.  Children need to be taught to be on guard for manipulative or deceptive adults.  They also need to know who they can trust and how to stay safe.

Instead of concentrating on specific examples like “Don’t take candy from a stranger” or “Don’t get into a stranger’s car”, focus on principles that a child can use in lots of situations. For example, teach your child that they shouldn’t accept any type of gift from someone they don’t know, and they shouldn’t accept any ride from them either.

Here are a few things to teach your child in order to be safe:


10 Anti-Bullying Tactics That Work

Posted: October 07, 2019

Your kids are going back to school and you’re ready for the best year ever, but you know the statistics; 17% of students are bullied, more than once a month. And it doesn’t really matter how old you are, where you go to school, what color you are, or where you live, bullies are everywhere. So it’s time to be smart and help your kids learn the tools and tactics that work to prevent bullying. 

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or the cyber version. Thankfully there are some tools you can help your kids put into place to avoid, prevent and cope with bullying, in all its forms. Here are ten things you can teach your kids to do when they’re being bullied.


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